"Pupils feel safe in school. They are kind and thoughtful to each other because the school's values expect this of them"
Ofsted March 2019

Consultation

PROPOSAL: 

The Department for Education has asked schools and colleges to respond to a need for additional sixth form places across England.  Responding to this request, the leaders and governors of Cardinal Newman Catholic School, supported by the Directors of St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust, are seeking to expand the size of the sixth form by a total of 100 students.  This will be reflected in an increase in the school’s sixth form Admission Number from 150 students to 200 students each year. 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY: 

The number of post 16 learners across Luton is set to increase by 1270 students by 2030.  As a key sixth form provider in the town, Cardinal Newman School is well-placed to provide some of the additional high-quality places required.  Based on current destination data, we expect there to be a need for 760 additional Level 3 academic course places each year from September 2030, and are proposing to take 50 of those additional students into the sixth form.  This increase in student numbers is in proportion to the number of students that currently attend the school as a proportion  of the total population.

BUILDING: 

In order to accommodate the additional students, leaders are proposing the construction of an extension above an existing classroom block with a small increase to the overall footprint of the school.  The extension does not impact on any neighbouring residential buildings.

IMPACT ON TRANSPORT: 

The school is already served by a comprehensive bus service that students would be able to access.  Further, the flexible timetables for sixth form students means that we do not anticipate any significant increase to traffic flows at key points in the day.

ACCESSIBILITY: 

Cardinal Newman School has a number of old buildings that are inaccessible.  The extension of the new building will increase accessibility for students with disabilities.

HOW TO RESPOND: 

If you wish to respond to this proposal, please email consultation@stcat.co.uk.  Please mark your response: CARDINAL NEWMAN SIXTH FORM EXPANSION

CONSULTATION END DATE:

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on Friday 13 January 2023.

PROPOSAL: 

The Department for Education has asked schools and colleges to respond to a need for additional sixth form places across England.  Responding to this request, the leaders and governors of St Joseph’s Catholic High School, supported by the Directors of St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust, are seeking to expand the size of the sixth form by a total of 100 students.  This will be reflected in an increase in the school’s sixth form Admission Number from 100 students to 150 students each year. 

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY: 

The number of post 16 learners across Slough is set to increase by 875 students by 2030.  As a key sixth form provider in the town, St Joseph’s Catholic High School is well-placed to provide some of the additional high quality places required.  The increase in student numbers is in this proposal is in proportion to the number of students that currently attend the school out of the total sixth form population. 

BUILDING: 

In order to accommodate the additional students, leaders are proposing the construction of a new classroom block in a location that was previously approved for planning permission.  The new building is part of a proposal to support the Local Authority’s provision for children with Special Educational Needs.

ACCESSIBILITY: 

St Joseph’s Catholic High School has a number of old buildings that are inaccessible to children and staff with disabilities.  The extension of the new building will increase accessibility for students with disabilities.

SUSTAINABILITY: 

With a projected decrease in student numbers across Slough in the years following 2030, it is anticipated that the school will be able to decommission some ageing temporary buildings without the need for replacement.  As a result, old and inefficient buildings will be replaced by modern energy efficient buildings that promote sustainability.

HOW TO RESPOND: 

If you wish to respond to this proposal, please email consultation@stcat.co.uk.  Please mark your response: ST JOSEPH’S SIXTH FORM EXPANSION

CONSULTATION END DATE:

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on Friday 13 January 2023.